Restaurant Influencers

Starting a Business

The Waitlist for This Sushi Spot Numbers in the Hundreds. Here's the Secret Ingredient of Its Success.

Royal Sushi & Izakaya's Jesse Ito discusses the power of apprenticeship, following in his father's footsteps, and creating a unique restaurant vibe.

Growing a Business

Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan Shares Her Best Tip for Aspiring TV Chefs

Chef and restaurateur Maneet Chauhan discusses the reality of being a chef, sharing stories online and becoming a food TV personality.

Starting a Business

24-Karat Gold Syrup Is Just One Part of This Self-Taught Chef's Empire

Kelli Ferrell of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles discusses building a personal brand, balancing work and life, and selling a line of unique products.

Growing a Business

The Coffee Shop Issa Rae Helped Turn Into a Community Destination

Hilltop Coffee's Yonnie Hagos and Ajay Relan talk about creating a community space, partnering with Issa Rae, and how coffee is a ritual.

Leadership

How This Chef Navigated a $80,000 Turnaround for His Business

Troy Guard of TAG Restaurant Group discusses transforming from chef to owner, asking for what you want, and the power of storytelling.

Social Media

Try This Super-Busy Restaurateur's Recipe for Preventing Personal Burnout

Lien Ta, of the restaurants Here's Looking At You and All Day Baby, discusses ways to bring new business and new energy to your establishment.

Growing a Business

How This Brewing Company Tapped Into New Revenue Streams By Putting Their Drinks In People's Fridges

Tiago Carneiro, of Novo Brazil, discusses expanding a business model, selling packaged goods, and having big ambitions.

Business News

Achieving Your Goal Is Secondary. The Climb Is What Really Counts, Says the CEO of Pressed.

On the new episode of "Restaurant Influencers," Justin Nedelman of Pressed discusses the business of plant-based foods, why the uphill climb is an entrepreneur's best friend, and why he replaced his CRM with a GRM.

Thought Leaders

Why This Restaurateur Loves Confrontational Customers

On this episode of "Restaurant Influencers," FB Society CEO Jack Gibbons discusses the relationship between profit and expansion, how to scale multi-million dollar restaurants, and why you need to embrace negative feedback.

Growing a Business

She Was Named One of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2023. Here's What She Does Inside and Outside of the Kitchen to Keep Customers Coming Back for More.

Chef Isabel Coss of Lutèce details her personal path to pastry greatness and discusses the power of telling better stories on social media.

Starting a Business

How This Franchise Founder Scored Big Success By Going Smaller

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux Founder Brandon Landry discusses the intersection of sports and hospitality, and creating Smalls Sliders.

Leadership

Good Leadership Is a Lot Like a Bag of Golf Clubs, According to the CEO of Hooters

Hooters of America CEO Sal Melilli talks about moving from working at the kitchen sink to in the C-suite, diversifying income streams, and celebrating 40 years of Hooters Girls.

Social Media

You Hate Taxes. This Viral Content Creator Loves Them.

Tax specialist and content creator Duke Alexander Moore discusses progress over perfection, making viral videos, and helping others become creators.

Growing a Business

The Over-the-Top Strategy That Is Creating Lifelong Customers for This Restaurant Group

Patrick Barrett and Tim Whitlock of Mastro's Restaurants discuss elevated dining experiences, the importance of responding to customer feedback, and share their advice for hospitality hopefuls.

Social Media

Meet the Pizza-Making Robots Churning Out 600 Pies Hourly at PizzaHQ

PizzaHQ co-founder Jay Udrija discusses changes in the pizza Industry, new restaurant tech, and food service robotics that have amped up his business.